The Easter long weekend saw the 2010 F1 World Championship Series travel to Malaysia for the third leg of the Championship – the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix.
The Sepang International Circuit roared to life as the world’s best F1 teams and drivers travelled to Kuala Lumpur in search for a win.
It was difficult conditions which faced the F1 contingent, as they went from the cool and rainy Melbourne, to the inescapably hot and humid Malaysian climate.
The 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix provided Red Bull with not only their first win of the season, but a one-two dominance of the field.
Sebastien Vettel finally got his first win for 2010 after racing well in the opening two events – it was about time the F1 driver took the black and white flag.
Sebastien Vettel finally got his first win for 2010 after racing well in the opening two events.
His only strong competition throughout the race was his teammate, and Australian, Mark Webber who finished second from the pole position.
Rounding out the podium finishers was the Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg, finishing third, providing the team with their first podium finish for 2010.
Winner of the previous race – the 2010 Australian Grand Prix – Jenson Button could not follow his fantastic form Down Under, and finished in a disappointing eighth spot.
Favourite for the title, Fernando Alonso, who won the opening 2010 F1 Grand Prix, finished 13th, and lost his top ranking position on the scoreboard, moving into second place with 37 points, alongside Vettel.
Felipe Massa finished seventh and moves into the top spot overall with a two point lead, while Ferrari is still topping the manufacturer’s standings, although with a lesser lead of 10 points.
All eyes are now looking to the 2010 Chinese Grand Prix which will be held in Shanghai on the 18th of April.
2010 Malaysian Grand Prix Results
|1st||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||56||3||25|
|2nd||Mark Webber||Red Bull||56||1||18|
|3rd||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes GP||56||2||15|
|5th||Adrian Sutil||Force India||56||4||10|
|9th||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso||656||14||2|
|11th||Sebastien Buemi||Toro Rosso||56||13|
|14th||Lucas di Grassi||Virgin||53||24|
|Ret – Hydraulics||Heikki Kovalainen||Lotus||46||15|
|Ret- Gearbox||Vitaly Petrov||Renault||32||11|
|Ret – Throttle||Vitantonio Liuzzi||Force India||12||10|
|Ret – Wheels||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes GP||9||8|
|Ret – Engine||Kamui Kobayashi||Sauber||8||9|
|Ret – Spin||Timo Glock||Virgin||2||16|
|DNS – Engine||Pedro de la Rosa||Sauber||0||12|